United States

Washington DC.- Activists from several cities in the United States, attended the call of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, and met this June 5, 2018, at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. to celebrate World Environment Day, with the slogan: "The OAS dresses in green."

The creativity of the activists was manifested in banners, songs, dance dynamics and expressions of great joy, showing, that with peaceful environmental activism, you can sensitize people to become aware of the importance of preserving the resources of planet Earth, and live in a healthy environment, which is the right of all living beings and of Mother Earth.

The foreign ministers, ambassadors and delegations that came to the OAS headquarters to attend the General Assembly observed the celebration, and some of them showed satisfaction for the celebration that was held in front of the building. The people who traveled on the street showed their support and many of them joined the electronic signature that requests the recognition of Planet Earth as a living being with rights.

While this was happening, inside the OAS headquarters building, a delegation from the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace was received by Dr. Luis Almagro Lemes, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, taking a moment from his tight agenda, due to the events of the General Assembly. Mrs. Gabriela Lara, General Director of GEAP, gave Mr. Almagro the latest version of the Inter-American Environmental Charter and the Proclamation of the Rights of Mother Earth, which was presented on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Participatory Dialogue of Civil Society and other actors with the General Assembly of the OAS.

He was also given folders containing the copies of the letters of the indigenous peoples of America, addressed to the OAS Secretary General requesting the discussion of these documents, and in addition to the proclamations of more than 50 cities that have already issued resolutions and declarations Adopting the rights of Mother Earth and recognizing her as a living being.

At the end of the activity, the OAS Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs, Dr. James Matthew Lambert, met the activists' celebration outside the building and, with great pleasure, received a copy of the documents delivered to the Secretary. General, and congratulated the GEAP for following the procedures established by the OAS and to see the progress that they have made in the proposal of the Inter-American Environmental Charter, and urged that they continue with the objectives set until reaching the goal of seeing this instrument approved within the OAS Inter-American system.

This event culminated a series of efforts of the delegated committees of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace to assist the General Assembly of the OAS, with the objective of officially presenting before the corresponding mechanisms, these proposals related to improving governance and environmental justice of the countries of America.

In more than 20 countries in the Americas and Spain, similar activities were carried out by the coordinators of the GEAP, in order to celebrate World Environment Day and continue the campaign of collecting signatures in support of the recognition of Mother Earth as a living being.